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Shipping products to Amazon

You can manage your FBA products online using tools that allow near real-time management of your inventory.

Identify the listings (SKUs) you would like Amazon to fulfil for you. On the Manage Inventory page, you can find listings that you fulfil in the All Inventory view. You can find listings that Amazon fulfils in both the All Inventory view and the Inventory Amazon Fulfils view.

You can create a shipment from either of these pages using the instructions below.

You can send your inventory to Amazon by creating a shipping plan, packing your products and sending your inventory to the fulfilment centres that Amazon designates, using the carrier of your choice. Inventory that is sent to a fulfilment centre is generally scanned and made available for sale within three business days of delivery.

Refer to Shipping and routing requirements to learn how to help ensure safe and on-time delivery to our fulfilment centres.

Options for creating a shipment include the following:

Send to Amazon A streamlined workflow for single-SKU boxes sent as pallet shipments or small parcel shipments using either an Amazon partnered carrier or a non-partnered carrier. Send to Amazon lets you create reusable packing templates to save box content information, box weight and dimensions, and prep and labelling details for your SKUs. This saves you time on each replenishment.
Send/replenish inventory This shipment creation workflow is for shipments of boxes containing more than one SKU. For all other types of shipments, try using Send to Amazon, a streamlined workflow with fewer steps to replenish inventory.
Shipping plan file upload tool For medium to large shipments, you can upload a .csv file of your inventory created from a template we provide. The shipment is created automatically for you.
Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) For medium to large shipments. You can integrate your own inventory systems using Amazon APIs.

Send your products to the locations that Amazon designates for your shipping plan. This places your inventory closer to customers and reduces the time to deliver your orders. Not shipping your products as stated in your approved shipping plan – for example, by cancelling part of an approved shipping plan, misrouting a shipment or sending an incomplete shipment – is not permitted and leads to additional processing and handling that can delay receipt of your inventory and its availability for sale.

Note: A fee for unplanned prep services will be charged for units requiring labels that are received with the barcode label missing. Refer to Unplanned services for more information. Planned prep or labelling, as part of the FBA Prep Service or FBA Label Service, might delay full receipt of your shipment. However, unplanned prep or prep that is not part of the FBA prep or label services might further delay complete receipt of your deliveries by up to 48 hours.

Inventory placement

This service, if available in the country specified by FBA, assigns each shipment you create to a specific fulfilment centre, based on several factors, including the size and category of the product, your address, and other fulfilment network factors. We may split your inventory into multiple shipments going to different fulfilment centres based on a number of criteria.

Problems with shipments to Amazon

Problems with shipments to Amazon fulfilment centres may result in a quality review and subsequent suspension of shipment creation and modification privileges. In most cases, privileges may be reinstated after you review any example we provide and acknowledge our requirements. In addition, repeated failure to meet our requirements may result in removal of privileges. In addition, repeated failure to meet our requirements may result in removal of privileges.

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